Faye Rauw - Artistic Director , Lead Instructor/Choreographer
Faye Rauw hails from Humboldt, Saskatchewan where she started dancing at the age of four. Over the years, she has built her career as a renowned teacher, adjudicator, choreographer and performer.
As a dance teacher, Faye started teaching at the age of 15. Throughout her professional teaching career she has taught across North America. In Toronto her teaching credits include The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts College, The Underground Dance Centre, Interplay, and Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Degree Program. Faye’s workshop faculty credits include Triple Threat Dance Convention, The Dance Project, and Dance Dance Canada. Faye is certified as a full member with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.
Faye has been adjudicating dance festivals and competitions for several years within North America and around the world. Faye’s passion to learn, educate, motivate and perform makes her an inspiration to work with.
Professionally, Faye has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Marlon Wayans, Charo, Ben Vereen, as well as Rob Marshall and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Oscar & Golden Globe winning movie, “CHICAGO”. Faye can also be seen in HAIRSPRAY” with John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifa . She has worked on such celebrated dance movies as CBC’s “Roxana” with Greta Hodgkinson from the National Ballet of Canada and Rex Harrington. Faye’s acting credits have been seen on the television series “MONK”, Walt Disney’s “The Sixth Man”, as well as various other television commercials. She has also worked both on & off Broadway in various productions.
Her choreography credits span from stage to stage, be it sports or musical theater. Some of the leagues that Faye’s choreography has been seen in are AHL, NBA and the CFL. Faye choreographed KING DAVID The Musical at the Winter Gardens Theater in Toronto, and BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR for the Souris Valley Theatre Festival.
Multiple Emmy-nominated Stacey Tookey is a talented Canadian born director, choreographer and dancer, who has worked with legendary musical artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble. She performed as a member of R.A.W. (Mia Michaels’ cutting edge dance company), Parsons Dance Project based in NY, Ballet British Columbia and the Houston Grand Opera’s Carmen. She also earned the coveted role as an assistant choreographer for Broadway’s A Few Good Men Dancin’ and was an original cast member for the entire five-year run of Celine Dion’s record- breaking show A New Day at Caesars Palace. Tookey worked as Resident Choreographer and Guest Judge on CTV’s hit So You Think You Can Dance – Canada, before being hired for the U.S. version of the show, where her passionate pieces have currently earned her third consecutive Emmy nomination. Tookey served as Director on the sold-out 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour. She choreographed the video for Atlantic Records recording artist Christina Perri’s chart-topping hit Jar of Hearts and Vienne’s She Breaks music video. She also choreographed a performance for Macy’s Stars of Dance on Dancing with the Stars featuring the artist Kerli.
Stacey is thrilled to have choreographed full length works for Los Angeles Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet 2012 season as well as the workshop for the musical entitled DANCER featuring some of the elite dancers of the National Ballet of Canada. She is proud to be the Creator, Director, Producer and Choreographer for the dance drama web series, Chasing 8s. Stacey is excited to announce her most recent endeavor as Director/Choreographer of her L.A. based Contemporary Dance Company STILL MOTION which recently had its sold out premiere performance “Moments Defined”. Besides choreographing and directing, Stacey has taught master classes around the world including universities such as Juilliard. She currently sits on the board of directors for Nigel Lithgoe’s Dizzy Feet and Promethean Spark.
Choreographer, educator, and student, with an MA in Dance Studies from York U. Linda is the artistic director of the Helix Dance Project, whose works include The Waiting Room, Rain, Unearth, and Integration. Theatre credits include three seasons with The Shaw Festival, as well as productions for Rainbow Stage, Tarragon Theatre Company, Talk Is Free, Sheridan Theatre and Drayton Entertainment. Other credits include the Opening Ceremony for the Pan Am Games (Guadalajara), Juno and Gemini Awards, and repeat guest choreographer for Stars on Ice. Linda continues to enjoy freelance choreography, teaching both at home and abroad, and is a faculty member at Ryerson University and Sheridan College.